Come one come all! Tomorrow, Saturday, November 12, is the all-day Optimist class National Championship Regatta for 8 - 14 year olds. There will be 7 races, each one consisting of 2 laps around a regulation Olympic triangular course. The venue is the beach at Caribbean Villas Hotel in San Pedro.
There will be a big fleet - 19 boats - and 7 races. 38 young skippers are entered to compete. The first two races are Qualifiers. The first of these will start at 9:00am. The skippers who place in the top 9 of each qualifier will advance to the finals. In the finals these 18 skippers will race against each other 5 times. The last of these races is expected to start at 4:30 pm. The three skippers with the best places added up for the five races will be the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place National Champions. They will be invited to race internationally in 2012. There are also trophies for best team, and there are other awards as well. The awards ceremony is expected to start at 5:30.
Spectators will find food and beverages available at the event, as are restrooms. The races are so close to the beach that viewers can follow the action easily. And with 19 boats, action there will be! Those who come are in for at treat.http://ambergriscaye.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/421049/